Controversial Post: Intercultural Repro Reviews

Flashback Summer - Intercultural Vintage Reproduction Reviews - Cultural appropriation?
You may have seen some of the drama relating to intercultural-vintage pieces available in reproduction shops lately (intercultural-vintage being my word for vintage-styled pieces that draw aesthetics from a usually non-Western culture).  The most notable seems to have surrounded the Dragon Print series from PUG, and it got some pretty strong responses.  I am not at all here to pick sides in any of these arguments; I just want us to take a pause and look at some other intercultural-vintage pieces and discuss them.

1939 Wearing History Ensemble

Flashback Summer - 1939 Wearing history sewing pattern - 1930s fashion

As you guys know, I'm a fan of the Wearing History vintage reproduction patterns.  When Lauren, the owner, asked if I'd sew up the 1939 ensemble pattern and photograph it, I was happy to oblige!  She didn't have any pictures of the pattern actually sewn up and styled for the site, so this was a way to help my favorite pattern company and get an awesome pattern in the process.

Tea for One

Flashback Summer: Tea for One - Pavilion Gifts

So it's been a bit of a turbulent time for me as many changes are about to happen.  I just found out yesterday that I'm being offered an officer's commission in the United States Air Force!  I started the application process two years ago, and I am elated to begin this next chapter in my life.  I don't have timelines or details quite yet as to how quickly I will go to training or any of that, but it will undoubtedly change many things in life!

Vintage Military Ball Outfit

As some of you may have seen on Instagram, Jacob and I went to a military ball last week! As you may also have seen in Instagram... I posted about it on the blog Jacob and I co-author, Lead With the Left. 

Easter Spring Dress 2017

Flashback Summer: Easter Spring Dress 2017

I'm finally posting about my dress I made for the Easter Spring Dress 2017 challenge!  I learned about it on Akram's Ideas, and I decided to do something different and share a video about it with you guys.  I'm not going to become a youtuber any time soon, but videos are definitely fun to make every once in a while!  Since a lot of info is in the video, I've posted just a few pics to give you a view of my Easter look this year.  If you have any other questions about the project, just comment below and I'll be glad to answer!

"Best Dressed" and First Runway Experience

Flashback Summer: Emileigh Rogers at 2018 417 Fashionation
I was very privileged to have won a local "Best Dressed" award in our local 417 Magazine.  As perks of being one of seven chosen, I was featured in the April issue of the magazine, and a full interview was included on the website.  Such an honor, and I was proud to represent vintage fashion! (Picture credit)